What type of landing gear do we have?
We have hydraulically operated, retractable, and tricycle landing gears.
What are the important V-Speeds with our landing gear?
VLO (down) 140
Vlo (up) 109
How is the hydraulic system furnished?
It is electrically powered, and it is a reversible hydraulic pump.
How long does gear retraction or extension take place?
6 to 7 seconds
When the gear is fully extended what helps keep the gear in place?
Springs and down lock hooks. The springs are hyrdaulically pressured
How do you know that your landing gear is down?
There is a mirror and the three green lights illuminate when the gear is down. There is also a warn gear unsafe annunciation switch.
What must be done to ensure that your landing gear lights are full green?
The day switch must be turned on for the lighting.
What does the squat switch do to aid with the landing gear?
If you are on the ground the squat switch prevents the gear from retracting.
If your hydraulic system on your gear fails when in flight what can be done to make sure the gear can be extended?
Gravity will allow the gear to go down. There is an emergency gear extension knob located on the left of the gear extension switch.
Nose wheel information
30 degree arc of movement. There is a shimmy dampener in the nose gear to aid the steering of the aircraft.